About Dr. Priti Parikh – Associate

Bio: Dr. Parikh has expertise in infrastructure and business models for resource constrained settings such as slums and rural communities in Africa and Asia. She has experience in infrastructure planning for cities to cover the areas of financial planning, institutional frameworks and societal impact. She carries out sustainability assessments and monitoring/evaluation of infrastructure projects using participatory techniques and impact assessment tools She has substantial in-country experience in South Asia, Africa and U.K working with local governments and slum communities and has led multi sectoral projects at both city and community scale. She currently teaches sustainable development and international development at University College.
Name: Dr. Priti Himanshu Parikh – Associate
Nationality: British and Indian
Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Swahili (elementary)
Education: 1990 – 1994  BEng, Gujarat University, India.
1995 – 1996  Post Diploma – Urban & Regional Planning, Centre for Environment & Planning Technology, India.
2004 – 2005  MPhil, Sustainable Development, Cambridge University.
2005 – 2008  PhD, University of Cambridge.
2012 – 2014  Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education, UCL London.
Scholarships: General Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) India, Institution of Civil Engineers, Quest Scholar, Royal Academy Engineers, Cambridge Commonwealth, Newnham College & Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPRSC) , Smuts and SET Women Resource, Royal Society for Arts.
Awards: 2004 Winner of Association of Consulting Engineer’s (ACE/NCE) Outstanding Contribution Award, U.K.
2007 Rising Star, University of Cambridge.
2008 Slum Networking won the Ashoka Changemakers Global Water Challenge, Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis competition.
Memberships: 1997 Institute of Town Planners, India.
2004 Charter Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K.
2009 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts.
2009 Panel member for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Engineering and Information Technology.
2011 Panel member for the Institution of Civil Engineers International Development Policy and Practice Panel.
Board Membership: Trustee for the Charity Engineers Without Borders.
Advisory Board: UCL Engineering Faculty, Engineers Without Borders.
Key Appointments
Academic
01.01.14 – Present Lecturer and Programme Director, UCL, U.K Msc in Engineering for International Development.
15.12.12 – Present Engineers Without Borders, U.K Trustee.
01.01.14 – Present Lecturer, UCL, U.K Sustainable Development and International Development.
15.05.10 – 03.01.14 Business School, Imperial College, U.K Research Associate: Energy Business Models.
03.09.12 – 01.01.14 Teaching Fellow, UCL, U.K Sustainable Development, International Development.
01.09.05 – 15.07.08 [34months] University of Cambridge, U.K, India, South Africa PhD Researcher, Centre for Sustainable Development with support from University of Cape Town.
01.09.04 – 01.09.05 [12months] University of Cambridge, U.K MPhil, Centre for Sustainable Development.
01.06.95 – 01.01.97 [18months] Centre for Environment, Planning and Technology, India Masters, Urban and Regional Planning with specialism in solid waste management in cities.
01.06.90 – 01.06.94  [48months] Gujarat University, India Bachelor in Engineering.
Industry

21.05.10 – Present Development Vision 2o2o, U.K Director.
15.07.08 – 21.05.10 Ove Arup and Partners, U.K.
Senior Consultant, International Development team.
01.09.01 – 01.09.04 Buro Happold Consultants, U.K.
Civil Engineer and Urban Planner, Infrastructure Transport and Environment team.
01.02.01 – 01.05.01 Volunteer Engineer, Gujarat Earthquake, India
Team Leader on behalf of the local government and University
for rapid visual assessment of damage to 80 buildings.
01.02.98 – 01.09.01 Himanshu Parikh Consulting, India
Urban Planner and Structural Engineer, Slum Upgrading,
Infrastructure and Housing team.
01.06.97 – 01.02.98 [8months] Peter Dann & Partners, U.K
Graduate Engineer, Buildings team.
01.06.94 – 01.06.97   [36months] Himanshu Parikh Consulting, India
Graduate Engineer Planner, Buildings team
Teaching Experience:
  • Programme Director and creator of new MSc in Engineering for International Development. The programme focuses on the provision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure in resource limited settings and global engineering.
  • Module co-ordinator for the module of Systems, Society and Sustainability to final year civil engineering and MSc. Environmental Systems Engineering students in the engineering department in UCL. Key themes include actor network theory, resource scarcity, theories of sustainable development and water resource management.
  • Module co-ordinator for the module on ‘Engineering and International Development’ which exposes engineers to the challenges of infrastructure provision in a global context. Tools and frameworks required to enable the provision of inclusive and sustainable infrastructure are discussed.
  • Previously module co-ordinator for Project Management module s part of the Business for Engineering and Science Technology (BEST) programme module offered by Imperial College Business School to final year engineering undergraduates. Key topics include strategy, diamond model, critical path method, costing and estimating, risk and programme management.
  • Visiting speaker for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership.
Research Themes:
  • Flood Risk: Flood risk and adaptation measures for informal settlements in Asia and Africa.
  • Green Infrastructure: Potential of reuse of waste for agriculture in peri-urban centres and development of localised decentralised closed loop water and sanitation systems.
  • Resilient Infrastructure: Development of a framework for resilient infrastructure for informal settlements for localised community based interventions.
  • Gender and Infrastructure: Impact of improved public toilets design and lighting on gender based violence in informal settlements.
  • SMART Energy and consumer choice:  Evaluation of consumer response and progression through the energy ladder for smart solar home systems in Africa.
  • Infrastructure in Informal Settlement: Provision and enabling environment for infrastructure in slums.
  • City Infrastructure planning: Transition from decentralised to centralised services for Lagos.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Infrastructure: Poverty reduction and sustainability assessment of infrastructure projects in cities and slums in developing countries.
Consulting and Industry Experience
Flood Risk and Environmental Assessment
Priti has worked closely with urban planners and architects to help improve environmental conditions through planning and assessment projects.
  • The project scope for the Wadi Hanifah project in Riyadh included master planning and implementation of priority projects for a 10-year program to improve the environment of the channel (Wadi) in combination with transportation planning, water quality, flood defence improvements, landscaping and utility planning. Specific responsibilities included the development of the environmental plan in partnership with the flood modellers and master planning team.
  • Author of the water resources and solid waste management chapters of the environment impact assessment for a 36 hectare site in North fleet. As there is no drainage in close proximity to the site sustainable drainage options were explored with a domestic waste management strategy for the proposed development of 1500 residential units.
Water-Sanitation City Strategy
Priti has experience of planning and designing infrastructure both for cities in developing countries.
  • Planning and infrastructure design for the revitalisation of infrastructure and environmental sanitation in the village of Ghogha, India, covering 417 families. The design incorporated principles of topography management to help design cost effective water supply, roads, drainage and rain water disposal for rural India.
  • Infrastructure planning of a new township Meghdoot (outside Nagpur city) with a view of identifying constraints and opportunities for the township.
  • Infrastructure strategy and goals for redevelopment of low income neighbourhoods in Jeddah. This project is a consultancy project for the urban designers Space Syntax, U.K.
  • Developing an integrated Urban Sanitaion and Hygiene Strategy for Ethiopia – led by Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor for UNICEF and the Ministry of Health.
Solid Waste Management Strategy
Priti has been working on waste management toolkits.
  • Research and comparative studies of the full spectrum of solid waste and management, i.e. collection, transportation and disposal in several major cities of India including the role of the principal actors, i.e. public, private and informal sector together with the development of general purpose city evaluation parameters. The role of transfer stations and transportation networks was also explored. Management tools developed after studying solid waste systems and analysing data of 13-15 large Indian cities and visiting Bombay, Baroda, Surat, Madras, Bangalore and Pune.
Slum Upgrading – Urban Infrastructure and Housing
Priti has extensive in-country experience of working with local governments, practitioners, NGOs, corporate partners and slum dwellers in India to implement interventions and build capacity.
  • Planning of a 1,000 family slum resettlement project undertaken jointly by the slum community, Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) and the private sector. Responsibilities included planning of the neighbourhood clusters of 20-30 houses. The brief was to develop each cluster to strengthen the community identity, respond to the lifestyle and provide quality physical infrastructure at affordable costs through innovative planning and design.
  • Project leader for developing framework report for the Bhopal city (India). The report looked at infrastructure and slum conditions and the application of Slum Networking concept pioneered by Prof. Himanshu Parikh through a DFID funded project. The report proposed the use of Slum Networking concepts for revitalisation of the environment and infrastructure of Bhopal city including the assimilation of the entire 80,000 family slum matrix into the city fabric. Socio economic surveys of slum settlements were carried out to make an assessment of the community’s willingness to pay for infrastructure. Development of the engineering strategy also took into account issues of planning, demography, governance, costs and financing mechanisms, long term sustenance and community participation.
  • Priti’s doctoral research examines the impact of water and sanitation on humane habitat using the slums and villages of India and townships of Cape Town as case studies. The research is based on the innovative and award winning Slum Networking approach which is a method for integrated upgrading of the entire city using the slums as an urban net and not as isolated islands. The research was based on participatory workshops and 700 socio-economic house interviews in India and Africa. The research shows that a one time expenditure of £100 per family on water and sanitation infrastructure had directly increased literacy rates of poor children (particularly girls) from 30% to 60%, reduced infant mortality and had almost doubled the incomes of the poor (particularly women) in 5 years. The research also demonstrates that water and sanitation generates a ‘multiplier’ with massive community investments as a result of cross sectoral partnerships.
Sustainable Development Toolkits and Assessments
Priti was the project manager for ASPIRE which is a sustainability and poverty reduction assessment tool for infrastructure projects in the developing country context. ASPIRE is a joint collaboration between Arup and Engineers Against Poverty. Priti has been responsible for the background research, development of the prototype, the testing of the tool in Africa and Asia and the marketing and business development phase. She launched ASPIRE externally in September 2009. She currently runs training programmes in Africa and has been presenting key findings of the tool to the European Commission, DFID, Practical Action, Water Aid and universities in U.K.
Other key sustainability assessments undertaken:
  • Lead Researcher for desktop study and stakeholder interviews with various government departments with a view to advice the Sustainable Development Commission, U.K on the key barriers and opportunities for sustainable development both nationally and internationally.
  • Assessment of sustainable communities and sustainable livelihoods for Habitat for Humanity’s post tsunami reconstruction programme in villages in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. The assessment was based on quantitative and qualitative evidence collected through participatory workshops and stakeholder interviews.
  • Sustainability Assessment for key goals and objectives for improving quality of life in Long Island, New York.
  • Sustainability Assessment of Cape Town Station for 2012 and development of sustainability goals with the master planning team.
Project and Programme Management
Priti has experience of managing and reviewing multi disciplinary projects in various geographies:
  • Project manager for infrastructure planning services for a 1200 hectare university campus in East Africa for the Aga Khan University. The key responsibilities include co-ordination of inputs for water resources, hydrology, geotechnics, waste management, GIS mapping, sustainability and microclimate. Scope of activities also including financial, manpower and resource planning and management for a team of 15 people to ensure high quality delivery of project during various planning stages.
  • Project manager for a third party review of seismic designs for a school in Kabul, Afghanistan with UNOPS as the client. Key responsibilities include management of risk, quality, program and budget for the program to ensure timely delivery.
Economic and Financial Modelling For Infrastructure
  • Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralised Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India. This project aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability (working duration) of existing decentralized sanitation infrastructure especially, decentralized wastewater treatment options by enabling an increased supply of high quality O&M services in Bangalore, India. The project involves a market assessment of sanitation services, development of service packages and training materials to enable entrepreneurs address gaps in current O and M services.
  • Financial modelling for faecal sludge management strategy in Sierre Leone on behalf of GOAL and International Water Association (IWA). This project included market assessment of supply and demand for faecal sludge and development of institutional framework.
  • Development of adaptable, scalable, effective and efficient economic/financial models (solutions) for sanitation pricing/tariff for the benefit of the urban poor in West Africa through a study sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA). Through a price and benchmarking exercise of cities in six African countries (Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Cameroon) key components of supply and demand were assessed through a multi partite stakeholder workshop in Senegal.
  • Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions in eight African nations. This study is led by the charity Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) and funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This study identifies gaps in sanitation provision and potential of Sanimart for improving access to sanitation in rural communities.
  • Facilitation and co-ordination for the High Level Forum in Quagadougou in 2011 and Dakar in Senegal in 2012 on behalf of WSA. The High Level Forum comprised of 600 participants from Africa and ministerial dialogue with participation from circa 25 African nations. Agreements on water and sanitation funding and goals finalised in the High Level Forum and Priti compiled the communiqué for both events. The conference theme was sanitation marketing, pricing and institutional partnerships
Energy – Infrastructure and Business Models
  • Modelling of likely waste generation for the city of Nairobi to develop a long term waste to energy management strategy for the energy company KENGEN and Arup. Demographic profiling of Nairobi city and its divisions was carried out to estimate likely waste generation and likely energy creation from waste. The project also included site selection and transportation studies for the landfill site. As limited data is available on waste generation in low income groups, research was carried out to develop a database relevant to the East African context.
  • Researcher for the Energy for Development project in East Africa. Two rural communities in East Africa are currently being provided with decentralised off-grid microgrids. The project aims at empowering local communities and businesses to manage the grid. The project is in collaboration with Southampton University, Ministry of Energy (Kenya) and Imperial College Business School. Development of an innovative business model, tariff setting and payback periods for CAPEX recovery have been implemented through the formation of a co-operative society.
  • Reviewer of performance of a community cooker built in Kibera Slum, Kenya. This cooker uses the slum waste and converts it to heat energy to light the bakery. The report assesses performance of the cooker and identifies weaknesses in the current partnerships and funding mechanisms.
  • Ongoing collaboration with BBOXX on technical choices and consumer response to smart solar home systems in Rwanda. This research will also assess progression of consumers through the energy ladder and impact on quality of life.
Peer Reviewed Papers
  • George, G., Kotha, R., Parikh, P., Alnuaimi, T. and Bahaj, A. S. (2015), Social structure, reasonable gain, and entrepreneurship in Africa. Strategic Management Journal. doi: 10.1002/smj.2381
  • Parikh, P., Fu, K., George, G., Parikh, H., & McRobie, A. (2015). Infrastructure Provision, Gender, and Poverty in Indian Slums. World Development, 66, 468-486. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.014
  • Maynard, V., Parikh, P., Simpson, D., & Silva, J. D. (2014). Emerging stronger? Assessing the outcomes of Habitat for Humanity’s housing reconstruction programmes following the Indian Ocean tsunami. In T. Schilderman, & E. Parker (Eds.), Still Standing? (pp. 135-161). Practical Action Publishing.
  • Schillebeeckx, S. J. D., Parikh, P., Bansal, R., & George, G. (2012). An integrated framework for rural electrification: Adopting a user-centric approach to business model development. Energy Policy, 48, 687-697. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.05.078
  • Parikh, P., Chaturvedi, S., & George, G. (2012). Empowering change: The effects of energy provision on individual aspirations in slum communities [Whole issue]. Energy Policy, 50, 477-485. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.046
  • Parikh, P., Parikh, H., & McRobie, A. (2012). The Role of Infrastructure in Improving Human Settlements [Whole issue]. Institution of Civil Engineers Proceedings, Urban Design and Planning, 101-118. doi:10.1680/udap.10.00038
  • Parikh, P. (2012). Slum Networking: Working to Improve Health Through Infrastructure, Interview by Christina Averhoff.
  • Parikh, P., & McRobie, A. (2009). Engineering as a tool for improving human habitat. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 10 (3-4/2009), 270-281. doi:10.1504/IJMDM.2009.024993
  • Parikh, H., & Parikh, P. (2009). Slum networking–A paradigm shift to transcend poverty with water, environmental sanitation and hidden resources. Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches, 357-370. CRC. doi:10.1201/9780203884102.ch44
  • Parikh, P. (2007). Health impact of water and sanitation in the low income settlements of India and South Africa. Water Management Challenges in Global Change. Taylor and Francis.
Research Reports
  • Parikh, H. and YUVA, 2001. Project Framework Report: Slum Networking of Bhopal. Prepared for the Government of Madhya Pradesh, Sponsored by UNICEF.

    THEME: CITIES AND SLUMS

  • Parikh, P., 2004. Development of Village Physical Infrastructure in Ghogha Region of Western India – Case study of ‘Bapada Village’. Technical Report Submitted to the Institution of Civil Engineers for the Professional Review.

    THEME: INFRASTRUCTURE AND RURAL

  • Jo da Silva, Petter Matthew, Priti Parikh and Matthew Lynch on behalf of Arup and Engineers Against Poverty, ‘Research and Development Report: ASPIRE- Sustainability and Poverty Reduction tools’, September, 2009 

    THEME: SUSTAINABILITY TOOLKITS

  • Low Income Housing research in press on behalf of Arup: This study looks at the needs and drivers for low income housing in Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa.

    THEME: LOW INCOME HOUSING

  • Parikh, P., 2005. An innovative approach to physical infrastructure as a means to overcoming poverty in developing countries, MPhil thesis submitted to Cambridge University, Cambridge.

    THEME: INFRASTRUCTURE AND SLUMS

Contributions
  • Contribution to the Arup Drivers of Change cards for poverty which identifies key issues and drivers for poverty alleviation. 2008.
  • Contribution on behalf of Ove Arup and Partners to the card on ‘informal settlements; for the World Economic Forum Slim City knowledge cards for the sustainable buildings. 2009.
  • Contribution on behalf of Ove Arup and Partners for ‘An Engineer’s Toolkit for a Development World – now is the time.’ Toolkit launched and developed By the Institution of Engineers as part of the President’s Apprentice Scheme in 2010.
  • Participant in the rountable discussion on Infrastructure Service Goals, Post-2015 organised by the Overseas Institute for Development (ODI), 2012.
Case Studies
  • George, G. ; Corbishley, C.; Venkata, K.; Parikh, P. (2014) ENERGY FOR DEVELOPMENT (E4D): BUSINESS MODELS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PART A , Case Reference no. 314-174-1 , 
  • George, G.; Corbishley, C.; Venkata, K.; Parikh, P. (2014) ENERGY FOR DEVELOPMENT (E4D): BUSINESS MODELS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PART B, Case Reference no. 314-175-1 , 
  • George, G.; Corbishley, C.; Venkata, K.; Parikh, P. (2014) ENERGY FOR DEVELOPMENT (E4D): BUSINESS MODELS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION Supplementary material, Case Reference no. 314-174-4.
  • George, G.; Corbishley, C.; Venkata, K.; Parikh, P. (2014) ENERGY FOR DEVELOPMENT (E4D): BUSINESS MODELS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION Teaching Note, Case Reference no. 314-174-8.
  • Parikh, P. and Lamb, A. (2014) Trade and Mobility on the Rooftop of the World: Gravity Ropeways in Nepal, Case Study compiled for Global Dimension in Engineering Education.
  • Parikh, P. and Lamb, A. (2014) Survival in the Desert Sun: Cool Food Storage, Case Study compiled for Global Dimension in Engineering Education.
Conferences
  • Parikh, P. and McRobie, A., 2007. ‘Public-private participation in slum and village infrastructure improvement projects in India’ for the BASAS Conference in Cambridge.
  • Parikh, P., 2007, Impacts of Water and Sanitation, the Past and the Present, Conference Proceedings for the International Water History Association Conference in Finland.
  • Parikh, P., 2007, Public-Private Participation in Slum and Village Infrastructure Improvement Projects in India , International Symposium on ‘New Directions for Water Management’, UNESCO, Paris
  • Parikh, P. and McRobie, A., 2009 ‘Engineering as a Tool for Improving Human Habitat’, Paper submitted for the ERE Conference in Macquarie University,
  • Parikh, P. 2009, Change is possible in the slum settings, Presentation in the Shelter Pecha Kucha event organised jointly by Arup and Oxfam. Money raised from the evening was donated to Shelter.
  • Parikh, P., 2010, Impacts of Water and Sanitation on Poverty Alleviation in Low Income Settlements of India and South Africa, Presentation to housing and development practitioners at UNESCO- IH (International Hydrological Programme).
  • Parikh, P., 2010, ASPIRE – A Sustainability and Poverty Reduction Assessment Tool for Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries , Introductory session for the Poverty Action Network conference in South Africa organised by Ove Arup and Partners.
  • H. Parikh, and Parikh, P. 2011, Transforming Settlements from Within – Slum Networking, Presentation as part of the closing ceremony for the Changemakers competition as one of the finalist entries for the competition titled ‘ How to provide affordable housing’. Washington, Sustainable Housing Learning Summit.
  • Parikh H., and Parikh, P., 2011, Imagine a World with no Slums – Transforming Settlements from Within, presentation made to USAID as part of the ‘Making Cities Work’  monthly speaker series
  • Parikh, P., 2012, Slum Networking, Design Tactics and Informalized Cities, Cornell University
  • George, G., Kotha, R., Parikh, P., Al-Nuaimi, T., AbuBakr, B, 2012, Optimism, Vulnerability, and entrepreneurial intent: Occupation change intentions in rural East Africa. British Academy of Management, Cardiff, 2012, Section International Business
  • Entrepreneurship in Rural Africa, Gerry George, Reddi Kotha, Priti Parikh, Tufool Alnuaimi and AbuBakr Bahaj for the Academy of Management, 2013, Boston.
  • Parikh, P. (2014) “Sustainability – more than just a luxury”, Panel discussion at the ACE Conference for Integrating Infrastructure, Shaping our Future, London.
  • J. Forte, S Parker, S Rogers, J Parkinson, P Parikh, N Boot, 2015, Survey on the demand from households for desludging services in Freetown – market assessment research to inform a Faecal Sludge Management city-wide strategy, January 18 – 22, 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Parikh, 2015, Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Slums, WEDC, Loughborough.
Presentations
  • Speaker for the first and second International Development Conference (IDC), Humanitarian Centre, Cambridge, 2005.
  • Parikh, P. 2005. Slum Networking in Bhopal City, Presentation at the evening speaker series event organised by Engineers Without Borders Cambridge.
  • Parikh, P. 2006. Disaster relief in Gujarat and development work in India, presentation at the evening speaker series organised by Engineers Without Borders, Imperial College, London.
  • Parikh, P. 2006.  Disaster relief in Gujarat and development work in India, presentation at the evening speaker series organised by Engineers Without Borders, Bristol University, London.
  • Parikh, P., 2006, ‘Water and Sanitation in Low Income Settlements in Developing Countries, including Africa,, Presentation at All Africa House, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Parikh, P., 2006, ‘Water and Sanitation in Low Income Settlements in Developing Countries, including Africa,, Presentation at the civil engineering department, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Parikh, P., 2006, Slum Networking in urban India, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) society lunch seminars, London School of Economics.
  • Parikh, P., 2007. Health Impact of Water and Sanitation in the Low Income Settlements of India and South Africa, De Montford University.
  • Parikh, P., 2008, Water and Environmental Sanitation as a tool for Poverty Alleviation, Pudding seminar for Newnham College, Cambridge
  • Parikh, P., 2008. ‘Impact of water and sanitation in low-income settlements in India, speaker for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) international development network event.
  • Parikh, P. 2009.  ‘Slum Networking’, University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Parikh, P., 2009, Infrastructure and Environmental Sanitation, Presentation in the Department of Geography, Cambridge University.
  • McRobie, A.& Parikh P, 2009. Development economics and water engineering in low income countries: links to sanitation and economic development, speaker for the event Land, environment and development in low income countries organised by the Cambridge Environment Initiative.
  • Parikh, P, Silva, J., 2009, INTEGRATED APPRAISAL OF POVERTY AND SUSTAINABILITY USING ASPIRE, Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Parikh, P., 2010. Speaker for the first International Development Course (IDC) at UCL organised by Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
  • Parikh, P., Silva, Jo., Matthews., P. 2010 ‘ASPIRE – A sustainability and poverty reduction toolkit’, presentation made to the urban and regional planning students at the Centre for Environment, Planning and Technology (CEPT), India.
  • Parikh, P., Silva, Jo., Matthews., P. 2010 ‘ASPIRE – A sustainability and poverty reduction toolkit’, Present  key findings of the ASPIRE toolkit to the European Commission, DFID, Practical Action, Water Aid and universities in U.K such as UCL and Loughborough.
  • Parikh., P, 2011, Delivering Infrastructure through “Slum Networking” Workshop session: Local to Global: Power in Development at the Oxford Forum for International Development.
  • Parikh, P.2011, ‘Slumming it and Energising it’, Speaker for the Brown Bag Seminar Series discussing research in the fields of slum upgrading and business models for renewable energy, Imperial College Business School.
  • Parikh H., and Parikh, P., 2011, Imagine a World with no Slums – Transforming Settlements from Within, presentation made to UNICEF, Washingon
  • Parikh, P.,George, G., and AbuBakr, B., 2011. Renewable Energy and Business Models,   Engineering for Sustainable Development (ESD) Alumni Forum, Cambridge University Engineering Department.
  • Parikh, P., 2012 INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Presentation to Arup Urban Design Team.
  • Parikh, P. 2014, Complementary view of Sustainable Development in the Global World, Sustainability Working Group, Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE)
  • Parikh, P., 2014, Imagine a World with no Slums – Transforming Settlements from Within, presentation made to Goodenough College, London
  • Parikh, P. 2014, “City and slum infrastructure planning for Bhopal”, hosted by Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society, Bangalore, October, 2014.
Diversity, Outreach and recognition
  • Interview in 2006 with the financial times for the article title, ‘Lure of the city swells the world’s slums’ by Fiona Harvey.
  • Parikh, P. 2007, Outreach campaign run by Newnham College to attract applicants from diverse backgrounds. Presentation Water and environmental sanitation as a tool for poverty alleviation, King Edwards VI School, Birmingham.
  • Parikh, P. 2007, Outreach campaign run by Newnham College to attract applicants from diverse backgrounds. Presentation Water and environmental sanitation as a tool for poverty alleviation, Seven Kings School, London.
  • Interview in 2008 with Emily Ford for the article in The Times titled, ‘Developing countries: a world of difference.’,
  • Bringing water and sanitation to slums blog discussion for WISE in 2009 to promote the role of women in engineering and science
  • Parikh, P. and McRobie, A,. 2009.  Research cited by leading science writer David Bradley.
  • Parikh, P., 2009, ‘Water Scarcity and Security – Climate Change’. Presentation on behalf of Arup International development team for STEM/WISE outreach conference.
  • Panel member for the Parliamentary discussion on ‘The Role of Engineers in International Development’, Session chaired by Lord Broers in the House of Commons as part of the All Party Panel for Engineering and Information Technology in 2010.
  • Role model for the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering Campaign titled ‘Postcards for the future’, WISE champagne for promoting engineering for women, 2010.
  • Parikh, P., 2010.  Interview with the career group, University of London, Women and engineering careers, video uploaded as part of outreach programme for women.
  • Speaker on International Women’s Day, ‘Women doing it for themselves! Women and their role in the fields of science, entrepreneurship and volunteering’, International Women’s Day Centenary 2011, March, 2011. Event organised by the Diaspora Volunteering Alliance (DVA) and BritBangla.
  • The role of renewable energy in development, Interview by Global One 2015′s CEO, Saif Ahmad, who hosts Development Dialogue – a television show highlighting different issues in international development. The show airs once a month on Channel Nine U.K (Sky 834).
  • Interview with Christina Averhoff titled, ‘Slum Networking: Working to Improve Health Through Infrastructure’, Stanford Journal of Public Health, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2012.
  • Panel member for the Royal Academy of Engineers and Association for Black Engineers (AFBE-U.K) discussion on ‘Engineers in a sustainable world, culprits or saviours?’, November 2012.
  • Mentor for Science Grrl Event, ‘STEM Stories: Who Championed you?, 30th July, 2014.
  • Panel member for Arup Woman and Engineering Day event, 23rd June, 2015.

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